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Tylomys tumbalensis

Tumbalá Climbing Rat

Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae

 

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered.


The Tumbalá Climbing Rat may prove to be a subspecies of Peters's Climbing Rat. If DNA studies determine that it is, in fact, a separate species, it will be considered critically endangered, because it is known to live only in a few isolated places in Chiapas, in southern Mexico. Presumably its lifestyle is similar to that of Tylomys nudicaudus.

Length:
Range: Head and Body: 188-260 mm; Tail: 195-262 mm

Weight:
Range: 326 g

References:

Merriam, C.H., 1901. Proceedings of the Washingon Academy of Sciences, 3:560.

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Mammal Species of the World

Distribution of Tylomys tumbalensis